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Ride-Hailing Firms Uber, Lyft to Share Background Data on Deactivated Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. have created a program to share information about drivers and delivery people deactivated from their platforms for the most serious offenses, furthering a safety push by ride-hailing companies. The Industry Sharing Safety Initiative will …

Rideshare Insurer Buckle Raises $31 Million to Fuel Nationwide Expansion

Buckle, a digital seller of rideshare insurance, disclosed it has raised $31 million in new venture financing and will use the money to expand operations nationally. HSCM Bermuda and Eos Venture Partners co-led the Series A round, which is also …

Uber Gets Mixed Reaction to Public Report on Sex Assaults. Now What?

A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what’s next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far …

Lawsuit Alleges Uber ‘Cheats’ Public by Avoiding Worker Insurance Payments, Taxes

Uber Technologies Inc. faces a new legal attack on its refusal to treat drivers as employees that depicts the company as mistreating not just them but the public at large. A lawyer who’s been fighting the ride-hailing giant in court …

Female Customers Sue Lyft Alleging Sexual Assaults by Drivers

Lyft Inc.’s image as the “woke” ride-hailing company faces a new challenge from a rash of lawsuits filed by women who claim they were sexually assaulted by drivers summoned to take them home after evenings of partying. Since Aug. 1, …

Ridehailing Blamed for Rise in Traffic Congestion, Deaths

Blame Uber. While the era of app-based ridehailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, has been credited with everything from keeping impaired drivers off the road to increasing job opportunities to adding new levels of convenience, there is a downside. …

Motorbike Taxi Firms to Offer E-payment, Insurance Services in West Africa

Motorcycle taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the meteoric rise of two-wheeled taxi firms in Asia can be replicated in some of the fastest growing countries in the world. Four bike taxi firms …

Rideshare Firms Eye New Safety Measures for Riders, Drivers

If you sit in an Uber car for too long, the ride-hailing company plans to check up on you to make sure all is OK. That’s one of several new features Uber Technologies Inc. unveiled on Wednesday meant to make …

Pittsburgh Sees Hands-On Restart of Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. A spokeswoman said the company put a handful of vehicles back on the …

Rivals Uber, Waymo in Talks About Driverless Ride Hailing Partnership

Uber Technologies Inc. is talking with Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous driving unit Waymo about using its technology on Uber’s ride-hailing app, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday, signaling a possible thaw in relations between the firms. Khosrowshahi said on …